I like skyrides but I have problem with ones such as Camden and Lesourdsville Lake since they don't actually take you anywhere. Transportation rides should be used for transportation! (and I always thought it would be cool to have an antique car ride used as transportation).
Knoebels is a round trip as well but that one is slightly different because it is a scenic (and rather unnerving) trip up the side of the mountain.
Hershey's is funny/silly...I mean, round-trip skyrides are cool and all, but come ON.
Oh, and TRANSPORTATION in and around the park, that's plain awesome. Parks have given up on trams and one-way skyrides and monorails and chairlifts in a fashion I find kinda unsettling, esp. with people living longer and older folks wanting to spend more time (and MONEY) at parks...
millrace said it best, IMO: Transportation rides should be used for transportation! (and I always thought it would be cool to have an antique car ride used as transportation).
Oh, and Knoebels, while certainly scary enough for ME, has nothing at all on LC's...yikes!
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Although I loved operating the Whizzer and Demon at Great America, for some reason my favorite ride to work at was Delta Flight.
We used to write up bad poems about how ugly the women operators were from the Eagle's Flight station and stick them on the cabins for delivery.
It was also fun to bust spitters. A ride or shop would call security and they'd tell us to hold a certain cabin number until security arrived. One time I simply threw the switch and parked a cabin full of brats in the barn. After security pulled them out and lined them up he said (huge guy too), "OK, we're going to play a little game called give me a good reason not to arrest you."
He ended up letting them go, but I'll bet they never spit again. ;)
"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Two years ago at Waldameer I was with my daughter on the Sky Ride right behind two 10-11 year old boys. Shortly after the ride took off one of them spit into the kiddie boat ride. Nobody noticed. Just before the turnaround, you go right over the Scrambler. The same boy spit right into the ride area, I saw the operator lean out, get the number, and get on the Walkie-Talkie. I watched several security people tracking these kids all the way back and the kids never noticed. I then watched them disembark, and the ride-op took BOTH their wristbands. Only one kid did it, both got busted. It was only like 3 in the afternoon, try telling Mom and Dad that you got your wristbands taken away that early in the day (Waldameer opens at 1PM), I bet they spent the rest of the day at a picnic table.
You have disturbed the forbidden temple, now-you-will-pay!!!